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Farmers Market Attendees Angered by Open Carry Demonstrators
Farmers market attendees in Alexandria, Virginia, were angered by the sight of open carry demonstrators on Saturday.
AWR Hawkins11 Sep 2019
Some farmers market attendees in Alexandria, Virginia, were angered by the sight of open carry demonstrators on Saturday.
The supporters, who were part of “The Right to Bear Arms Richmond,” openly carried rifles and handguns at the market.
According to Fox 5, open carry supporter Brandon Howard said, “This is what it’s all about. Educating people and exercising our constitutional right without fear to do so. There is no right if you have to be fearful to exercise your right to do so.”
Even though open carry is legal in Virginia, Howard said he and the other members of the group contacted police before attending the market.
Nevertheless, one Alexandria community member said, “I was afraid. You don’t know what they were going to do. You don’t know if they were insane or out of their mind.”
Blue Virginia reported that one market attendee expressed his anger at the open carriers and yet another noted how “upset” other attendees were.